WeatherMap: Week 9 Football Weather Impacts

This week sees every game on the slate, except for the Thursday night game last night, in an outdoor stadium. With that many outdoor games at the beginning of November you would think that there would inevitably be some problems. However, by some miracle Sunday falls during a lull between storm systems moving across the country. There will still be a couple of issue spots due to wind, but by and large it looks like a beautiful Sunday.

Check out the map above for game conditions and be sure to check in with me on Twitter (@stephenuzick) on Sunday morning for any updates.

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After Yordan Alvarez suffered an injury on Thursday from colliding into Jeremy Peña in short left field, many fans and media are questioning whether Alvarez should DH exclusively to keep injuries like this from happening.

While this may prevent injuries from happening in left field, there are numerous ways of getting hurt, such as running the bases, and we saw Alvarez miss some time recently with a hand injury from swinging the bat.

Plus, playing Yordan in left where he's at least an average outfielder, allows veterans like Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve to slide in the DH spot to get some much-needed rest over the course of the season. And there's an argument being made that Yordan is better at the plate when he's playing the field.

Be sure to check out the video above as we debate this hot topic!

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